The world today is full of scams. Some want your money, others want you, your allegiance, your support, just a number to make the group larger and take on a life of it’s own. Some of them are so popular they come back over and over in different ways. The first scam took place somewhere near modern day Far East Turkey. What is the Halloween Scam? It is a scam of the darkest origins, it’s participants unknowingly choose to resist God and support the Devil. Can it be that serious?
Where did the practice come from? You can read or listen to the origins here. On the outside it may seem like good, clean fun, but that’s why it such a good scam. So who are the players here? The first scam seemed to offer a great life with the option to say what is right and wrong. Doesn’t that sound appealing? Satan offered Eve just that, no strings attached, just eat the fruit and you will become like God. This now made Satan a outlaw, a resister against the Sovereignty of Jehovah God. He became God’s enemy and adversary he is the main player,but he is not alone.
There were then millions of angels in heaven, all Satan’s brothers. How would they feel about this? Did any of them have a desire to side with Satan? In Heaven, Jehovah God is the center of all life. He is the Creator. He is the Law Giver, deciding what is wrong and right. Angels assemble before the throne of God regularly to Honor Jehovah and receive tasks from Him. He allows them to give input on the best way to accomplish these.This way of life has been Peaceful and productive for billions or trillions of years. See Job 1:6
Jehovah could have destroyed Satan, Adam and Eve at that moment. However, in His infinite Wisdom He did not. He allowed things to play out that He might see Who is with Him and Who, in time, is against Him. Too, the passage of six thousand years has shown that Men cannot rule over other men. There will never be complete Peace and Security while under Satan’s influence of the World’s Rulers. See 2 Corinthians 4:4 Some other arrangement must come to be in order for there to be Peace on Earth for All Eternity. See Micah 4:3-5
What is the Halloween Scam? the Players
The Bible makes it clear that Satan is still the adversary of everyone that wants to please God. What are the goblins, ghost and witches idolized on Halloween? Demons are behind these things. Demons are spirit creatures, angels, which were once living in Heaven with Jehovah and Jesus. They have rebelled against them just as Satan has and were cast out of Heaven. There are no such things as ghost; they are demons pretending to be dead humans. Witchcraft and Black Magic are heavily influenced by demons who; enjoy causing fear and trembling, even pain and death among men. The Bible warns people not to get involved in these practices. Leviticus 20:27 “‘Any man or woman who acts as a spirit medium or is a fortune-teller should be put to death without fail. The people should stone them to death. Their own blood is upon them’” See 1 Peter 5:8
What is the Halloween Scam? the Consequences
Satan and the demons have caused so many people to suffer from what seems like innocent fun. However if a person, adult, chooses to associate with enemies of God can they be innocent? Jehovah God wants you to enjoy a good relationship with Him. To become a friend of God.In any relationship if you cheat, it damages the relationship. to aid us in being faithful, He has illustrated things in His Word that are dangerous to our friendship. The first priesthood and religious meetings were brought about so that men and women could see God’s point of view and try to conform to it, not the other way around. Even in this Satan saw a great opportunity, He caused men to worship all kinds of things and they called them gods. Did you know that in the years 700-800 B.C.E. people decorated trees in worship, sound familiar? The point is that many things in the world around us are seen as repulsive to the Almighty God, Jehovah, and we should feel about them as He does. Isn’t that the goal for a christian to take on the mind of the Christ, to walk in His Way, to follow His Steps Closely? When you see Jack o Lanterns, Ghosts, Goblins,Witches and Black Magic Think: Who is behind this Satan or Jehovah? Would any of what God hates have a place in our homes? Would any of these have a place in a building of worship? 1 Corinthians 10:21 reads YOU cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; YOU cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons. See Matthew 6:24
What is the Halloween Scam? the Rewards
The rewards of watching who or what you associate with is a better relationship with Jehovah God. This better relationship allows for greater faith because you have the knowledge that you have been careful, keeping His standards of friendship to the fore. Jehovah has set up a way to deal with governing the Earth and blessing all His friends. It is called the Kingdom of God. Jesus told his early followers that 144,000 of them would be invited by God to rule over the people on Earth as Kings and Priests. All those thrones have been filled by now, the rest of us will be allotted a place to live in an ever growing Paradise Earth Forever. Jehovah God is a God of Order as brought at 1 Corinthians 14:33. That is why He only provides one church or group to make known these Bible truths. I encourage you to learn all you can at JW.ORG or request a free home Bible study.
Some supporting Bible verses:
Psalms 1:1-3 Happy is the man that has not walked in the counsel of the wicked ones,
And in the way of sinners has not stood,
And in the seat of ridiculers has not sat.
2 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah,
And in his law he reads in an undertone day and night.
3 And he will certainly become like a tree planted by streams of water,
That gives its own fruit in its season
And the foliage of which does not wither,
And everything he does will succeed
Psalms 37: 10 And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.
11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth,+And they will reside forever upon it
Isaiah 25: 8 He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken [it].
9 And in that day one will certainly say: “Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.”
Acts:24:15 and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous
Our Dead Loved ones will be resurrected to life with the opportunity to live with us Forever
Matthew 6:9,10 Pray for God’s Kingdom. “You must pray, then, this way:“‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.
Matthew 24:14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations,+ and then the end will come.
Luke 23:43 And he said to him: “Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise.”
Revelation 21:3-5 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne+ said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”